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  1. Thank's, I'll look around. I'm in the U.S. so it would be nice to find a U.S. dealer and not deal with the shipping.
  2. I'm looking for an older melodeon like a Hohner Black Dot. It seems like all the used ones for sale are C/D or similar keys. Everything I've read says that B/C is the best key to have for traditional Irish music, but it's really hard to find melodeons in this key. Are there limited resources available for learning Irish music in C/D or other keys? Do I need to transpose everything?
  3. Mostly Irish music, although I also like eastern European styles too. I'm looking for a b/c under $500.
  4. What would you say is the lightest button accordion I could get as a beginner for traveling?
  5. Has anybody tried the Tina concertina by the Irish Concertina Company? https://irishconcertinacompany.com/beginner-concertinas/the-tina-brown-black/ I'm looking for a decent starter concertina and it seems to fit the bill but I can't find many reviews on it.
  6. I am looking for a decent used starter concertina under $400. It seems like the Wren is popular but I can't find any in the U.S. Does anyone know where to get a used anglo that fits what I'm looking for?
  7. So I'm looking to get an Anglo concertina. I had a $70 one I got off Ebay, but the bellows really creaked and made playing difficult. I sold it and I'd like to get a better one, but under $250 if possible. I know Rochelle is supposed to be a good beginner brand, and I also saw this cool looking blue one: http://larkinam.com/Concertinas.html Does anyone have any experience with this model? thanks
  8. Thanks, this is a good start. But I'm still confused. The only 20-button chart shown, the one from La Concertina, only has a few chords and is missing major chords like the A and E chords. Then there are the 30 button charts, but how do you translate them to a 20 button, or is it possible at all? Another question-are there right hand chords, or are chords always played with the left? sorry for all the questions, I'm just trying to get the hang of this...
  9. AARGH! I'm trying to teach myself the Anglo through books and am frustrated to the brink of insanity. I'm just amazed by the lack of good material out there. I got "The Seaman's Concertina" video and it was crap, they just film his fingers moving really fast with no explanation. And I got Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina book, which is written on a level so simple that I got most of it down in a week. My problem is that neither of these shows chords, it's as if you only used the first two rows of buttons. I want to go beyond "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." I've looked everywhere and haven't been able to find just a simple chord chart for the 20 button anglo. I found one on this forum for the 30 button-is there a way to translate this?
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